Harder to Host School Reopening Town Hall with San Joaquin County Superintendent Jamie Mousalimas

July 21, 2020
Press Release
School Reopening Plans in Chaos as Governor Orders Closures, Local Districts Scramble to Amend Plans

Harder Continues to Receive Questions from Parents in His District

Modesto, CA – Tomorrow at 5:15 PM PST – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) will host a live telephone town hall with San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools Jamie Mousalimas to provide an update on local plans to reopen schools. Many local districts planned to open for in-person instruction, but the surge in cases and an order handed down by Governor Gavin Newsom has put those plans on hold. As the landscape quickly changes, many parents are left wondering what the fall semester will look like for their children. Superintendent Mousalimas will provide an update on local schools at the top of the event and be available to answer questions throughout.

“The number one thing I’m hearing from parents is concern about when and how to reopen schools,” said Rep. Harder. “Man plans and God laughs – districts hoped to get kids safely back in schools, but those plans have been thrown into chaos because of the spike in cases. I want to make sure parents have some idea of what comes next and Superintendent Mousalimas is the best person to provide those answers.”

The event will take place on Tuesday, July 22 at 5:15 PM PST. Constituents can call into the event at 1-888-886-6603.

Representative Harder, one of the most accessible members of Congress, has continued to remain available to constituents during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Since the week of March 9th, Rep. Harder has held more than a dozen public events to allow his constituents to stay in touch and get help. These events have included six previous telephone town halls, one of which was bilingual, Facebook Live town halls, a webinar with over 300 small business owners, and a webinar with Valley farmers and agricultural business owners.